it used to be

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it used to be(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used to indicate a quality)
a. era
Great Britain used to be a member of the European Union.Gran Bretaña era miembro de la Unión Europea.
b. solía ser
Now it's warm at times of the year when it used to be cold.Ahora hace calor en momentos del año que solían ser fríos.
2. (used to indicate a state or a location)
a. estaba
Edna used to be married to this guy from Phoenix.Edna estaba casada con un tipo de Phoenix.
b. solía estar
This is the dictator's most famous portrait. It used to be in every public building.Este es el retrato más famoso del dictador. Solía estar en todos los edificios públicos.
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